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Visit the Unique Lassithi Plateau‼️Departure from Heraklion

Tour Details

Lasithi Plateau – Departure from Heraklion

Available Every Thursday!!

Duration 8 hours / Stay in Dicteon Cave approximately 1 ½ hour / Stay in Psychro approximately 30 minutes

Stay in Tzermiado appoximately 1 hour / Stay in Kera monastery approximately 30 minutes

Lasithi Plateau is one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude over 800 meters. It is surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the venetian ditches, the drainage system of the Plateau.

Here you can visit the Dictean Cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to the myth the father of the Greek ancient Gods, Zeus, was born.

The next stop will be the famous village of Psychro, well known for its handmade ceramics and the workshop that will leave you with the best impressions after your visit.

Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau, will amaze you with its natural beauty, it’s traditional architecture and its breathtaking views. Here you can take pictures of the wonderful landscape, rest for a while and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.

Our last stop is at the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, a monastery inhabited and run by nuns, which is located in an idyllic landscape. Here you can admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.

Indicative Time-Table:

10:15    Arrival in Dicteon Cave

11:45    Departure from Cave

12:20    Departure from Psychro – ceramics

12:40    Arrival in Tzermiado – Time for lunch

13:40    Departure from Tzermiado

14:00    Arrival in Monastery of Kera

14:30    Departure from Monastery

16:00   Arrival at Heraklion

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions


✔️ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Heraklion city center, Amoudara, Malia, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Kokkini Hani is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us)

✔️ Transport by air-conditioned coach

✔️ Professional Guide

Not Included:

❌ Entrance fee to Dicteon Cave optional (6.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

❌ Entrance fee to Monastery of Kera optional (2.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

❌ Food – Drinks – Personal expenses


Children up to 3 years old, free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children from 4 till 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate

Remember to bring ‼️ Sun Cream (a lot!), Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin!

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees

Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees

⚠️ Important Notes

  1. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
  2. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.

Covid – 19 measures applicable for Season 2021:

  • Mandatory use of face covering  before boarding on bus. Failure to abide by this measure is subject to fines by local authorities.

Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.

For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.

Lasithi Plateau – Departure from Heraklion

Why to choose this package!

  • Visit the Dicteon Cave, the cave where Zeus was born!
  • Short visit at Psychro village, well-known for its handmade ceramics
  • Visit Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau
  • Visit the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa

Additional Info

  • Duration : 🌞 Half Day
  • Price from: €32
  • Location : Crete

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